description
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are found in the postsynaptic terminals and these receptors are responsible in mediating postsynaptic currents. Most common types of postsynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are homomeric alpha 7 containing acetylcholine receptors. The densities of acetylcholine receptors are found to be similar to NMDA and AMPA receptors at these sites. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors may permit both sodium and calcium ions, however, the ratio of sodium and calcium influx makes the receptors either highly sodium permeable or highly calcium permeable

external resources
NCBI:1268792
REACTOME:R-HSA-622327
PUBMED:17689497
PUBMED:12036180
PUBMED:17009926

genes
CHRNA1 , CHRNA2 , CHRNA3 , CHRNA4 , CHRNA5 , CHRNA7 , CHRNB2 , CHRNB3 , CHRNB4 , CHRND , CHRNE , CHRNG , CHRNA6 , CHRNA9 ,